Award-winning folk artist Bruce Cockburn returns September 20th with a new instrumental album titled "Crowing Ignites." Cockburn will also support his new album with a 40-date tour, which kicks off on the day of the release of his new album. This latest effort features eleven brand new tracks that showcase Bruce's skills on the acoustic guitar. He will simply sweep you away one moment with the loving strings of "Easter," then turn around and play some dirty blues ("Blind Willie") the next. Bruce Cockburn experiments with the guitar on the avant-garde sounding "Seven Daggers," before playing some honky-tonk, country guitar during "Sweetness And Light." Bruce then finishes up his new album with a return to the blues groove of "The Groan" and the seven-plus minute progressive strumming of "Bells Of Gethsemane." Bruce Cockburn will be hitting the road this fall, beginning with a show at the Nashville City Winery. For a complete list of shows and to find out more about his new album "Crowing Ignites," please visit brucecockburn.com.
Next, we have the latest release from Connecticut blues artist Paul Gabriel and his new album "Man Of Many Blues." The new thirteen track release showcases Paul's vocal and guitar skills, with the help of some special guests like Duke Robillard, Christine Ohlman and Sugar Ray Norica. The new set begins with the classic blues stomp of "I Feel Good," featuring a sweet Hammond Organ solo by Bruce Bears. Gabriel takes a step back in time for the swinging blues of "Maybe We Can Talk Awhile" and the slow, back-porch blues of "It Be That Way Sometimes," which features the harp blowing skills of Sugar Ray Norcia. Paul Gabriel dedicates the instrumental song "Blues For Georgia" to the gospel/blues singer, Georgia Louis, who was the first African-American woman to host her own television show. He closes out his new album with the big band/jazz vibe of "Face Full Of Frown" and the electrifying guitar work of "Dear John Letter." To find out more about Paul Gabriel and his latest release "Man Of Many Blues," please visit paulgabriel.net.
Indianapolis native Tad Robinson returns with a brand new album titled "Real Street." His new ten song release is filled with enough soul that you will fell uplifted by the band's stellar sounds. The album kicks off with the classic swinging melody of "Changes," that you'd think that it was an original song by Smokey Robinson or Robert Cray. He slows the pace down for the emotion-filled cover of George Jackson's "Search You Heart," before lifting the mood up for the preaching groove of "Wishing Well Blues." Tad Robinson also tries his hand at the Roy Orbison classic "You Got It," in which he slow the tempo down and stresses the vocals in order to give the sound a loving, soulful vibe. He closes out his new album with his own R&B rendition of the pop classic "Make It With You" and the funky rhythm of his own original "Long Way Home." Tad Robinson has a couple of shows in his home state of Indiana, before heading over to Europe for a fall tour this November. For a complete list of shows and to find out more about his new album "Real Street," please visit tadrobinson.com.
Blues artists Al Basile is preparing to release is new album "B's Hot House" on September 20th through Sweetspot Records. The new fourteen song release showcases Basile's work on the cornet, along with guitarist Duke Robillard, who also produced the album. We begin with the Robillard's stellar guitar work on the opening track, "So-Called Storyteller," as Basile steps aside to let the blues licks flow. Al introduces a more R&B vibe with "Five Roads," then delivers a more classic blues vibe with "Razor Wire." Basile and his band pick the tempo and energy back up with the soulful, swinging rhythm of "Don't Fool With The Truth" and "Looking For A Cookie," before reaching the slow, sultry ballad "Can't Keep Me From Dreaming." Al Basile wraps up his new album with dirty, blues shuffle of "What Dogs Wanna Do" and the steady jazz flowing rhythm of "Time Has Made A Fool Of Me." To find out more about Al Basile and his latest release "B's Hot House," please visit albasile.com.